French 75

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The original French 75 drink was created at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France during WWI. The original version had a powerful kick, like a French 75 mm artillery gun. The version here uses less gin. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • Coarse sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 ounces chilled champagne


  1. Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on a plate. Moisten the rim of a chilled champagne flute with water; hold glass upside down and dip rim into sugar.
  2. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add gin, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared flute; top with champagne.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 140 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.